Curriculum Vitae
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Location: Huntington Beach, CA, USA
School: Hope International University
Major: Psychotherapy: MFT

Curriculum Vitae

Michelle Tharp-Grozinger
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8442 Boothbay Circle------------
Huntington Beach, California 92646 ------------
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Education
Master of Arts, Marriage and Family Therapy December 2019
Hope International University, Fullerton, California
Master of Arts, English August 2002
California State University Dominguez Hills
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology August 1989
California State University Long Beach
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Certifications
Reading and Literacy Specialist
California Clear Professional Teaching Credential; Reading Authorization
CLAD-Cross-Cultural, Language, and Academic Development Credential
Gifted and Talented Education Certificate (GATE)
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Employment
Instructor, Coastline Community College 2019 to Present
ESL Instructor
MFT Trainee, Institute of Advanced Studies 2019 to Present
Marriage and Family Therapist
Teacher, Magnolia School District 2001 to 2018
Classroom teacher for grades 1-4
Adjunct Instructor-ESL, Cypress College 2008-20012
Instructor for writing and grammar
Adjunct Instructor-ESL, Long Beach City College 2007-2009
Instructor for English grammar, vocabulary, reading, and speaking
Instructor-ESL, CSULB: American Language Program 2007-2010
Instructor for English grammar, reading, and pronunciation
Instructor-ESL, CSUDH: American Language and Culture Program 1998-2002
Instructor for English grammar, reading, and conversation
Teacher, Los Angeles Unified School District 1995-2001
Classroom teacher for grades 3 and 4
Instructor-EFL, Wirtschaftsfoerderungsinstitut, Linz, Austria 1994-1995
On-site English instructor for various firms and companies
Teacher, Compton Unified School District 1989-1993
Classroom teacher for grades 1-4
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Professional Affiliations
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
Orange County California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (OC CAMFT)
Delta Kappa MFT Honor Society
California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (CATESOL)
California Reading and Literature Project (CRLP)-University of California Irvine
International Literacy Association (ILA)
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
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Presentations
Better Together-EdCamp Facilitator; California State University Fullerton 2017 and 2016
CRLP The Use of Text Dependent Questions to Increase Comprehension 2017
CRLP Embedding Formative Assessment in Curriculum, 2016
CRLP Collaborative Conversations Across Curriculum 2015
CRLP Sentence Deconstruction in Complex Text 2014
CLIME-Collaboration in Leadership of Math Education 2009-2012
Presentation: What’s Your Sign? CATESOL Regional Conference 2000
Thesis: Small Talk: An English for Specific Purposes Curriculum
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Special Trainings
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Certification
Gottman Method Couples Therapy Certification
Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Certification
Response to Intervention (RTI)
Project GLAD-Guided Language Acquisition and Development
Teaching English with Games (Linz, Austria)
Getty Art Center: Discipline Based Art Education
CPR/First Aid
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Grants
Magnolia Educators Education Fund Grant: Habits of Artists 2014-15
Disney Grant: Portraits in My Life 2009-10
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Research Interests
Narrative Therapy
Military Personnel and Family Systems
Teacher/Educator Burnout
Linguistic/Cultural Factors in Relationship Issues
Infertility Issues
Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Art Therapy
Music Therapy
Issues in Literacy and Life Experiences
Trauma Processing
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Volunteer Experience
Magnolia School District
● Dental Clinic
● Art and Literature Lessons
St. Bonaventure Food Bank
Joobilo Academic Community
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References
Jackie Mack Harris, Psy.D, LMFT
Professor in Marriage and Family Therapy
Hope International University
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Ed Zoerner, Ph.D.
Professor of Linguistics, English Department
California State University Dominguez Hills
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Burt Winer, Ph.D, LMFT
President and CEO
Institute of Advanced Studies
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Dawn Breese, Principal
Magnolia School District
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Research Assistant, Psychology